Mumbai Rains: Malabar Hill repair work will take four months
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Two days after heavy rainfall lead to a landslide in Malabar Hill area, the BMC said the road damaged due to the landslide will take at least four months to be repaired, reported the Mid-Day.

As per the report by the tabloid, the BMC has started a geological survey to ascertain the damage and is taking IIT-B experts' opinions on restarting traffic. The report further states the IIT experts have advised against restarting the traffic on the damaged road. As per primary inspection, the damage is severe and it will take at least four months for the road to be fully repaired.

The landslide also damaged four water pipelines causing disruption of supply in areas like Cumballa Hill, Tardeo, Pedder Road, Sofia Lane, Altmount Road and Carmichael Road in South Mumbai. BMC said it will arrange water tankers in the most affected areas till repair works are completed and water supply is restored.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), in a tweet, said, "Rainfall of 331.8 mm in Mumbai-Colaba and 162.3 mm in Mumbai-Santacruz was released between August 5, 8.30 am and August 6, 8.30 am."

Several videos of rain havoc in Mumbai went viral on social media, showing floodwater inside shops, building compounds and slums. Mumbaikars got some relief from heavy showers two days after it was battered and shattered by stormy weather that left a trail of destruction, fallen trees or branches, hundreds of vehicles submerged or broken down.

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